Hard Disk Management
Basic Guide from Mandy Syers from ZDNet's Help and How-to section. Includes advice on backing up a hard drive, uninstalling old files, running Scandisk, controlling the cache, partitioning a disk, and adding additional drives.
HOW TO: Expand the Boot Partition During a Windows 2000 Upgrade
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 289876 - This article describes the procedure to expand the existing operating system partition during an upgrade to Windows 2000. You can expand your existing operating system partition when you upgrade from Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows
How to Restore the Default NTFS Permissions for Windows 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 266118 - This article describes how to restore the default NTFS permissions.
How Windows 2000 Assigns, Reserves, and Stores Drive Letters
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 234048 In Windows 2000, all drive letters assigned to volumes are assigned by the Mount Manager
(MountMgr) program. After a drive letter is assigned to a volume by
MountMgr, the drive letter is reserved for the volume in the MountMgr database located
in the system's registry. Windows 2000 Setup also uses MountMgr to handle BASIC, Dynamic, and legacy FT-Set drive letter assignments during a clean installation and are displayed and assigned in a specific order, sometimes based on past drive letter assignments.
How Windows NT Handles Drive Translation
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 161563 When the operating system starts, the mini-port drivers and SCSI disk and class drivers are among the first to load. This is true even in an all EIDE system because the ATAPI drivers make EIDE devices look like SCSI devices to the rest of the
The Definitive Guide to Windows 2000 Storage Resource Management
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Using Group Policy Objects to Hide Specified Drives in My Computer for Windows 2000 and Windows XP
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 231289 - With Group Policy Objects in Windows, there is a "Hide these specified drives in My Computer" option that lets you hide specific drives. However, it may be necessary to hide only certain drive, but retain access to